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YOU -- you too, can be Judge, Jury, and Executioner.

(if only in a voyeuristic sort of way)

THANKS to the wonders of modern Technology
and the lack of "Real News" Standards in the Big 3 Cable outlets.

I've just been watching a Live Feed of the Casey Anthony Trial

Non-stop ... drip, drip, drip ... for at least the last 15 minutes.

The Same Live Feed on CNN, MSNBC and FOX.  (Has this been going on all week?)

Do you have your Verdicts ready folks,  -- Psst! you might be called in as a substitute Juror -- So take good notes. ... The Reel News is rolling ...

Here's what you missed yesterday:

Funny how these News-feed-Machines, had absolutely NO TIME for a Live Feed for the Congressional Minority Leader, a few weeks ago ...

The faults of the "News" Media are many.

But their Mob-treatment of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently -- followed by an equally stunning reversal of that same treatment --

tells you about all you need to know about how far Corporate Media has fallen ... since the days of "That's the way it was ..."

ALL Major Cable Nets Cut Away When Pelosi Talks Jobs Over Weiner (VIDEO)
by Brian Beutler, -- June 16, 2011

Her conference began minutes after the news of Weiner's impending resignation leaked, and so reporters and cameras scrambled to what otherwise would have been a fairly routine press event. Indeed, because Dems are in the minority, it's not uncommon for Pelosi events to be under-attended by members the media. Not this time.

[Pelosi announced: ]
"As usual we're here to talk about jobs, about protecting Medicare and protecting the middle class. If you're here to ask a question about Congressman Weiner, I won't be answering any."

If you thought disappointed news networks decided then to make do with the other items on her agenda, you'd be wrong. All three of the major cable nets -- CNN, MSNBC, and Fox -- all cut away right then.

Cut!   Go to commercial now, quick ...



Pelosi went on to "talk about jobs, about protecting Medicare and protecting the middle class."

And the Corporate Media, couldn't be bothered by those "mundane topics".

Frankly, the couldn't "give a rip" about covering vital topics that effect every American's daily lives and our very shaky future well-being.

They couldn't cut cameras fast enough -- once Pelosi went "all boring", on them.

If it wasn't "Reel news" -- the Gossip Media well, they just CAN'T be bothered!

Tell me again, WHY do we watch them again?

Why do we give their Advertisers the time of day?  

Of our very busy days?  

Frankly the Anthony Weiner resignation, as expected as it was, has done little to "improve the outlooks for Jobs, Medicare, or Middle Class security" now has it?

Perhaps, that's just as the Corporate Media, intends it?

Afterall Gossip News, is always "breaking" somewhere ...  Next!

YOU snooze -- you Lose!  

America's Jury Sez:   Guilty!  ... (I think.  But what Do I know?  I have to work most days.)

Where is that "Balloon Boy", anyways?   It's not "Reel News" unless it's "Riveting News" ... apparently, in this brave, new era of Non-Breaking Non-News -- 24/7.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    OLinda, AnnieR, dotsright, stevej, Tortmaster

    Got Time?
    Take ten, to find something else informative and fun to read. Thx.

    by jamess on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 08:44:21 AM PDT

  •  trial (2+ / 0-)
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    jamess, dotsright

    I had msnbc playing on a separate tab this morning, and kept hearing questions and testimony. I expected it to be a news blurb and that it would stop shortly. It went on and on until I finally went to the tab and pushed stop. Definitely court tv today.

    America is so not like her hype.

    by OLinda on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 08:53:12 AM PDT

  •  Rachel's show (1+ / 0-)
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    last night was all about trials, and arrests. She noted how unusual it was at least twice, maybe 3 times. She noted they were breaking stories and important. I hope it was her choice to do that.

    America is so not like her hype.

    by OLinda on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 08:57:40 AM PDT

    •  I suspect Rachel (and Ed) (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      get their Marching Orders from the PMs,

      If Keith's recent conversation with Markos, is any indicator.

      Who knew Morning Joe, had such weight, around the place?

      Certain Viewpoints -- shall not be aired!  
      The Schoe has spoken.

      hx OLinda, for the feedback.

      Got Time?
      Take ten, to find something else informative and fun to read. Thx.

      by jamess on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 09:02:49 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  CNN (4+ / 0-)
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    OLinda, AnnieR, jamess, The Geogre

    I was waiting to have blood drawn this morning and there was a TV tuned to CNN on in the waiting room.  It was all about this Casey Anthony trial (this is seriously the first I've heard of this case).  WTF?  CNN is a joke and an embarrassment.  They should be ashamed of what they're airing.

    •  seriously (0+ / 0-)

      None of these "outfits" should be allowed

      to use "News" in their Monikers.

      They should be recast as:

      CNN Opinions and Entertainment.

      FOX Talking Points and Mud Flights.

      MSNBC  Multiple Viewpoints City

      Got Time?
      Take ten, to find something else informative and fun to read. Thx.

      by jamess on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 09:39:21 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  You saw CNN? (1+ / 0-)
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      In my town, CNN is put up in the 60's (of 65 channels) on the cable, while FoxNews is below 20. I have seriously never seen it in public, where I have seen the Weather Channel and, everywhere, always, everywhere, FoxNews.

      CNN can't understand why they keep losing audience to FoxNews, when they keep doing what Fox is doing. If this is the formula to get ratings, then why isn't it working? Huh? They don't get it!

      When Ted Turner was in charge, CNN had weaknesses. It had monomania from time to time, and it had a complete lack of international news at home, but it did not have the corporatist bias it has now, and it was not sensationalist. It's important to remember that the weekend that they introduced the "screen crawl," they also locked out Turner, replaced anchors with blondes with breasts, and took an 'editorial' decision to chase Fox. The rest of the media reported on the crawl.

      Love bears all, but lust bares it all.

      by The Geogre on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 10:02:43 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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